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Legal remedies for victims of a failure to diagnose

Failed or erroneous treatment can be devastating for victims and their families. It can also be considered medical malpractice depending on the circumstances. Because medical malpractice can result in serious harm or death to victims, it is important for them to know what it includes and what their legal resources are.

Study shows more pedestrians are being hit by vehicles

Pedestrian accidents are increasing and becoming deadlier, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in vehicle crashes in 2016, which was a 46 percent increase from the low in 2009.

Injured while driving for work?

While most of us drive to work, many people also drive for work, including sales consultants, real estate agents, delivery drivers, taxi drivers and truck drivers. What happens when they get in a vehicle accident while driving for their job?

Legal protections for victims of medical malpractice

Unfortunately, when a medical condition is not diagnosed, it can result in death which can have a devastating impact on the surviving families. A failure to diagnose, failure to timely diagnose or misdiagnosis can have serious consequences which is why victims and their families must be familiar with their legal protections.

Dog bite law basics in Connecticut

When it comes to dog bites, many people may not know that Connecticut is a strict liability state. That means the dog owner is liable for the injuries that result from a dog bite even if the owner did not know that their animal would injure someone. This means even if the owner truthfully says 'my dog is very friendly and has never bitten anyone before', they can still be found legally liable for the injuries their dog causes.

What is a doctor's duty of care?

When a Connecticut resident is unwell and needs medical attention, he or she goes to a doctor and expects the medical professional to exercise their duty of care when attending to them. But what is this duty of care-what does this term mean and what does it entail?

Foreseeability as a factor in a premises liability case

People like to think about the future and how they will achieve all of their ambitions and goals. They may imagine the careers that they will reach or the amazing homes or cars that they will buy when they are more financially stable. When looking ahead, though, Connecticut residents rarely anticipate the harm their actions may cause others or the difficulties they may encounter.

Nursing home residents have rights under the law

Moving from one's own home into a residential nursing home or care facility can be a difficult step for a Bridgeport resident and their family. As previously discussed on this legal blog, there are a number of things that families should look for when such a move becomes a necessity. However, once they have settled their loved one into their new home, that individual has important rights to be treated fairly and with respect.

What do you need to know about premises liability?

Many people in Connecticut may not realize it, but when they purchase real estate they are taking on a legal duty to others when it comes to the presence of visitors on their property. When injuries occur to another person on the property, the injured victim may be able to pursue a claim under "premises liability" law.

Medical malpractice is common -- know how to fight it

No one in Connecticut expects to leave a doctor's office or hospital worse off than when they went in. We all expect to receive the very best care from doctors and healthcare professionals who are held to the highest standards. Unfortunately, our readers know that this isn't always the case. Medical malpractice is frighteningly common in America, and Connecticut is not exempt.

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